Debunking HGTV

August 3, 2018



In today’s HGTV world, many people think a major renovation can be wrapped up in a few weeks and under budget, all the while getting the inside scoop on Chip and Joanna’s latest lemonade recipe. While these TV shows naturally focus on the beautiful end results, they don’t always tell the whole story about the true costs and how long renovations can take. The projects depicted in these TV shows seem especially unrealistic for anyone who has done a renovation in NYC, where labor and insurance costs are much higher and building requirements further complicate the process.


To debunk the HGTV myth and give folks the inside scoop on renovating in NYC, this September we are bringing together a panel of three top-notch real estate professionals — an interior designer, an architect, and a general contractor — to discuss a wide range of renovation topics, e.g. when in the process do you need to hire an architect, what are some of the hidden costs of renovating an older multi-family home, what to do when you’re stumped on paint color.


What questions do you have about renovations in NYC — no matter big or small, budget-conscious or over the top?  I’ll be moderating and will make sure to explore what you want to know. Also, please let us know if you’d like to attend the panel, and we’ll save you a spot!


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